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Stabbing Under Investigation in Burke County

At about nine o’clock last night (October 26), Burke County Sheriff’s Officers responded to an address on George Hildebran School Road in reference to a stabbing. Deputies found Michael Winstead sitting in a vehicle with a stab wound to the abdomen. Officers with the Burke County Criminal Investigations Division responded and conducted interviews.

Winstead was transported to U.N.C. Health Blueridge before being air-lifted to a medical trauma center. No further information regarding his condition is available.

The investigation is continuing. Findings will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.